Galesburg, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 33,706. Estimated population in 2021: 32,017 (-5.0% change)
Males: 16,882 (50.1%), Females: 16,824 (49.9%)

Knox County

Zip codes: 61401.

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Median household income: $31,987
Median house value: $60,900

Races in Galesburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.1%)
  • Black (10.2%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.1%), Swedish (10.0%), United States (8.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Elevation: 773 feet

Land area: 16.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Galesburg

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galesburg city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

2.2% Foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-0.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG COTTAGE HOSPITAL (695 N KELLOGG ST)
  • ST MARY MEDICAL CENTER (3333 NORTH SEMINARY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Galesburg:

  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER OF WESTERN IL (about 20 miles; MONMOUTH, IL)
  • MERCER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; ALEDO, IL)
  • GRAHAM HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 37 miles; CANTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Galesburg:

  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 35 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 52 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 54 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; Abbreviation: BRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG MUNI (about 4 miles; GALESBURG, IL; Abbreviation: GBG)
  • MONMOUTH MUNI (about 18 miles; MONMOUTH, IL; Abbreviation: C66)
  • TRI-COUNTY (about 25 miles; YATES CITY, IL; Abbreviation: 2C6)
Amtrak station:
GALESBURG (EX-BN) (225 S. SEMINARY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Galesburg:

  • CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,809; Location: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard; Public; Website: www.csc.cc.il.us)
  • KNOX COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,184; Location: 2 E SOUTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.knox.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galesburg:

  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 39 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 40 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 42 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 48 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
Public high schools in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,439; Location: 1135 W FREMONT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HILL CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 427; Location: PO BOX 1327; Grades: 12 – 12)
  • KNOX COUNTY ACADEMY (Students: 28; Location: 167 N KELLOGG; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • PHOENIX PROGRAM (Students: 18; Location: 243 S FARNHAM; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG CHRISTIAN SCH ASSOC (Students: 143; Location: 850 MULBERRY ST; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Galesburg:

  • CHURCHILL JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 905 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LOMBARD JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 1220 E KNOX ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • STEELE SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 1480 W MAIN ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GALE SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 1131 W DAYTON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KING SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 1018 S FARNHAM ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 832 HARRISON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NIELSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 547 N FARNHAM ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SILAS WILLARD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 495 E FREMONT ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STONE EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 141; Location: 1072 W NORTH ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • COOKE SCHOOL (Students: 140; Location: 849 S HENDERSON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Galesburg:

  • COSTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 2726 COSTA DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Galesburg:

  • GALESBURG P.L. (Operating income: $1,148,894; Location: 40 EAST SIMMONS; 222,313 books; 5,744 audio materials; 2,295 video materials; 428 serial subscriptions)

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